A sea of possibilities

A guide to visit Torredembarra, discover its history, culture, sports and family activities, beaches and the best restaurants

Torredembarra, or La Torre – as the locals call it – is a coastal municipality of Tarragonès located a few 15 km from Tarragona. A growing town of about 17,000 inhabitants, marked by a strong Roman and medieval history. It is a cultural village full of architectural and artistic wealth with a peasant and fishing tradition that is very present in the local cuisine.

Torredembarra hosts a wide variety of activities that allow you to discover the cultural charm and natural landscapes. It is one of the great destinations on the Costa Dorada for families. Ideal for those looking for activities, good gastronomy and a relaxed atmosphere. Highlights include the 12 signposted routes for walking or cycling, cultural visits, the iconic lighthouse, a long promenade, the beaches and gastronomic events.

What to do in Torredembarra

Walking along El Roquer, the coastal cliff, you can see the Lighthouse; with the tallest tower of all the lighthouses in Catalonia. With 38 meters above the ground and a geographical range of 20 miles, it is the last lighthouse that was built and put into operation in all of Spain. Not only is it impressive from the outside, the views from the dome are a beautiful portrait of the Catalan coast – although first you have to climb 217 stairs to take in the view!

Getting lost in the old quarter of the city is the best option to discover the cultural, artistic and architectural wealth that the streets of the town behold: the Torre de la Vila, remains of the ancient walls of the 17th century, the church of Sant Pere Apòstol and the Castell dels Icart. Built between 1565 and 1580 at the highest point of the village, it served as a residence-fortress for the family of Lluís Icart.

In addition, the summer months present a well-rounded agenda of recreational and sporting activities aimed mostly at family tourism. Whether on foot or by bike, anyone can enjoy the more than 12 signposted routes through the municipality, to learn more about the surroundings and the charm of Torredembarra.

Torredembarra beach

Finally, it is essential to enjoy the beaches of Torredembarra. Platja del Canyadell, La Paella, Baix a Mar and Els Muntanyans make up the 4 km of fine, golden sandy beach, which has environmental certifications. It is worth mentioning that Els Muntanyans beach has the Catalan certification of Virgin Beaches, since it is the only one that preserves the last dunes and marshlands, together with Delta de l’Ebre. For its part, Baix a Mar and La Paella beaches host various water activities, discover them all here.

Where to eat in Torredembarra

Below you will find two gastronomic recommendations that, just by themselves, make a trip to Torredembarra worthwhile. Restaurants to enjoy, selected in the Mapilife Costa Daurada global guide.

Bar Sport Located in the heart of Barri dels Pescadors in Torredembarra there is the historic Bar Sport. Appreciated and valued as the best place for tapas by the residents of the area. They offer a selection of traditional tapas, succulent fish dishes and homemade desserts. Honest Mediterranean cuisine, of excellent quality and at a good price. It has an outdoor terrace and is located at Carrer Industria, 11. Please note that no reservations can be made.

El Marítim The great leader for seafood cuisine in Torredembarra. They offer a wide variety of paellas, a very varied daily menu and fish tapas. Recommended in the guide as one of the great paella restaurants on the Costa Dorada. A place that also offers an attractive cocktail menu, which can be enjoyed on the spectacular terrace, right next to the beach. Information and reservations: 629 857 583

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